Watch a Tesla Model X drive with its 'falcon-wing' door open and smash into a London bus

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  • A Tesla driver appeared to damage the car's "falcon-wing" door after crashing into a bus, a video showed.

  • The driver drove off from a parking bay with the rear door fully open before smashing into the bus.

  • London transport authorities confirmed to Insider that the crash happened on Saturday.

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A Tesla Model X with one of its "falcon-wing" doors fully open crashed into a double-decker bus in London on Saturday.

The driver drove off from a parking bay with one of their car doors fully open, as shown in a video posted to YouTube on Sunday.

The open car door then smashed into the driver's side of a London bus, the video showed.

In the video, the car door appears to smash the bus window where the driver is sat, and partially tear a billboard on the side of the bus.

In the video, the bus driver leans away to protect himself, the video shows.

The impact appears to damage the car door, which is partially open once the Tesla pulls over at the scene.

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A spokesperson from the city's transport regulator, Transport for London (TfL), confirmed to Insider that the crash happened on Saturday afternoon in Southgate, north London.

A route 125 bus, operated by Metroline, was involved in the incident, they said.

"We are aware of an incident involving a route 125 bus on Saturday in Southgate, and a video on social media of the incident that shows what happened from an onlooker's perspective," Tom Cunnington, TfL's head of bus business development, said in a statement to Insider. "It must have been a really nasty shock for the bus driver, who we wish well, and we are supporting the bus operator's ongoing investigation."

The Tesla Model X comes with falcon-wing doors that the driver raises and lowers with the push of a button, according to Tesla.

A warning sound and displays on the dashboard should indicate to the driver that the doors are open when the Tesla starts moving.

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